MVSU Earns Invite to NIT
The season continues for the Mississippi Valley State Devilette. MVSU received a bid to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) late Monday night.
The Devilettes will travel to New Orleans to take on Tulane on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Fogelman Arena. The winner of the matchup will advance to take on the winner of the Texas Tech/Eastern Illinois.
MVSU (18-13), the regular season conference champions, will face the Green Wave for the first time in school history. This season, the Devilettes won the regular season title for the second time in school history. MVSU last won the regular season championship during the 1987-88 season.
Tulane (22-10) finished third in the Conference USA regular season standings with a 9-7 mark in league play. The Green Wave is playing in the postseason for the third consecutive year. The trip to the WNIT is the second in as many years for Tulane following a 1-1 showing in the event a year ago and comes two seasons after making the NCAA Tournament in 2010.
The WNIT invite marks the first time the Green Wave earned three consecutive postseason bids since making capping a 10-year run with a trip to the NCAAs in 2003. It is also the program's 14th overall postseason and fourth trip to the WNIT as Tulane also played in the event in 1994 and 2007.